Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Voting Rights Act Provision: What It Means For Iowa

By: Administrator on June 25th, 2013

By Colin Smith

Today, in a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a principal section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The case, Shelby County v. Holder, held that Section 4 of the Act was unconstitutional because it improperly subjected some states and jurisdictions to more rigorous federal oversight of their election laws than others.


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